Amilcar Cabral

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Cabral, Amilcar


(pseudonym, Abel Djassi). Born Sept. 12, 1924, in Guinea (Bissau); died Jan. 20, 1973, in Conakry. Leader in the national liberation movement of Guinea (Bissau) and the Cape Verde Islands.

Cabral graduated from a lycée in Sāo Vicente (Cape Verde Islands) and an agronomy institute in Lisbon. He was one of the founders (1956) and general secretary of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and the Cape Verde Islands, which since January 1963 has led the armed struggle against the Portuguese colonialists. He wrote many works on the national liberation movement. An honorary doctor of the African Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1971), he was active in the movement for solidarity among the countries of Asia and Africa. He was treacherously murdered by agents of the colonialists.


Djassi, Abel. The Facts About Portugal’s African Colonies. London, 1960.
Cabral, A. Revolution in Guinea. London, 1969.
Sur la Situation de notre lutte armée de libération nationale. [No place] 1970.
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Rapport bref sur la situation de la lutte. [No place] 1971.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Cabo Verde Airlines (VR, Praia) has announced three new routes to Africa, South America, and North America as it aims to strengthen Sal Amilcar Cabral Int'l as a connecting hub between the three continents and Europe.
Amilcar Cabral of Guinea-Bissau was an agronomist who travelled throughout the rural countryside; studying the problems of rural peasants, literacy and health, including cultural traditions and social practices and how these could be factored into building an anti-colonial revolutionary strategy.
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The CACCD includes program initiatives such as the Health Education and Learning Program for Black Males (HELP), the Haitian Studies Program, the Journal of Haitian Studies (JOHS), the Creole Language and Culture Institute, and the Youth, Education and Sports (YES) with Africa Program which offers leadership training for youth in Benin and Senegal in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Boston's Division of Athletics, Recreation, Special Projects and Programs that began the program in 1999, and the Martin Luther King Jr./ Amilcar Cabral Commemorative Program.
His classic views of the Marxist class struggle lacked the more comprehensive understanding and sophistication of the likes of Frantz Fanon and Amilcar Cabral. Nevertheless, he designed the most ambitious agenda for pan-Africanism.
Nesse caso, tratou-se de uma dupla colonizacao das mulheres, seja atraves das estruturas coloniais de opressao, seja por meio das estruturas patriarcais opressivas, que, na visao de Amilcar Cabral, significava uma profunda necessidade de repensar as estruturas sociais, as relacoes de genero e as relacoes etnicas na Guine-Bissau, a partir da desconstrucao colonial, economica e politica, capaz de romper com os modelos teoricos e epistemologicos existentes (Amilcar CABRAL, 1976; Claudio FURTADO, 2014).
During this period, Nelson Mandela, Malcolm X, Eldridge Cleaver, and other black leaders came to the city; as Amilcar Cabral put it at the time, "Christians go to the Vatican, Muslims to Mecca, and revolutionaries to Algiers." The work connects political optimism and solidarity among movements with what subsequently happened to these men; some became martyrs, others dictators, and one, Mandela, became a worldwide hero.
FIROZE MANJI and BILL FLETCHER JR, editors, Claim No Easy Victories: the legacy of Amilcar Cabral. Dakar: CODESRIA and DARAJA Press (pb $25 978 2 86978 555 7).